Mania

Ma"ni*a

(?), n. [L. mania, Gr. , fr. to rage; cf. OE. manie, F. manie. Cf. Mind, n., Necromancy.] 1. Violent derangement of mind; madness; insanity. Cf. Delirium.
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2. Excessive or unreasonable desire; insane passion affecting one or many people; as, the tulip mania.
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Mania a potu [L.], madness from drinking; delirium tremens.
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Syn. -- Insanity; derangement; madness; lunacy; alienation; aberration; delirium; frenzy. See Insanity.
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